As power restoration and roadway cleanup continues, local emergency management officials continue to ask Flagler County residents to limit roadway travel, so that power crews and other official agencies can make repairs needed to make life return back to normal.
At this morning’s Flagler County Emergency Operations Center briefing, the following was discussed:
- Business Damage Assessment Survey– Local business leaders are encouraged to be on the lookout for this short survey, which will help residents determine which businesses are open and which businesses need help reopening. The survey will be released later this morning.
- Flagler Beach Pier- As mentioned yesterday, the Flagler Pier suffered significant damage. Assessments are underway to determine next steps.
- Flagler Beach Bridge- Will remain closed to eastbound traffic until the City of Flagler Beach can conduct assessments and cleanup on local streets. There are power lines down and debris on A1A, so the closure is needed to prevent sightseers from clogging area roadways, when power line repairs and cleanup is needed. The bridge will most likely reopen later today (9-30-33)
- Power Restoration– Many FPL trucks are working in our community. At time of writing, more than 24,000 Flagler County residents remained without power.
- Cleanup Crews- Local government officials are working to cleanup the community and have asked for residents to limit travel to allow emergency cleanup crews to do their jobs to help reopen our communities.
- Shelters- Government officials will attempt to close shelters later today. Special needs shelters will require residents to first have power, before being sent home.
The Chamber will continue to provide updates, including sharing a link to the Business Damage Assessment Survey soon.